An Act of Dog - Museum of Compassion

An Act of Dog - Museum of Compassion One Man Paints 5500 Shelter Dogs, using art for social change.

"Artists have a powerful medium for reporting on the consciousness of our current civilization and can paint visual records of the unpalatable realities of our time. The aim is to move the viewer to feel those realities and engage them in a dialogue for change." ~ AAOD Mission We are paving two parallel pathways: cultivating compassion for animals and raising funds through the sale of our fine art products to give back to rescue groups across the nation, and working with schools to show kids how to use their art for social change. Creativity is as important as literacy, yet we are educating our youth out of their creative capacities. Picasso said- "All children are born artists." He understood that creativity cultivates original ideas that have value. The creative process connects us to what matters and what lights us up, and it helps us enjoy our lives, instead of enduring our lives. We envision the 5500 portraits of shelter dogs in a working/interactive museum, where kids will come to create for an animal cause or other social injustices they are passionate about, turn their art into a product and build social campaigns to raise money and awareness for change. Kids are the unwrapped gifts of our future, and we believe that it is critically important to put meaningful art back into schools to allow them the process of self-discovery and to ignite a desire to become informed about the atrocities in society and to use their creativity to bring them into the light.

Mission: Fronting the revolution for compassionate solutions.

07/11/2020

In his studio, artist Mark Barone sets out to paint 5,500 portraits of the dogs he has discovered are euthanized every day in America. He painted 1400 days straight and during his journey he inspires students to use their creativity to save shelter animals! 30 MIN. PBS DOCUMENTARY: https://www.pbs.org/video/an-act-of-dog-o1fr7v/

This print is for all of the Saviors who have stepped up and opened their hearts and homes to a shelter dog. Bless you, ...
07/11/2020

This print is for all of the Saviors who have stepped up and opened their hearts and homes to a shelter dog. Bless you, for caring! Enjoy these 4- gorgeous dogs and let them be a reminder to live your life in service to those without a voice. When you shop at An Act of Dog we can continue our lifesaving work and be a voice for the voiceless! SHOPPING AND SHARING HELPS US CONTINUE OUR WORK! Order Here: https://anactofdog.org/collections/dog-collage-prints/products/savior-print-adopt-foster-dog-art

ONLY 4 LEFT. Our "Sacred Souls" is a stunning, fine art reproduction (not an inferior poster) as a Giclée Print, with 83...
07/11/2020

ONLY 4 LEFT. Our "Sacred Souls" is a stunning, fine art reproduction (not an inferior poster) as a Giclée Print, with 83 gorgeous dog portraits that include lots of different breeds from our 5500 wall of compassion project. It's dog art with heart! SHOPPING AND SHARING HELPS US CONTINUE OUR WORK! ORDER HERE: https://anactofdog.org/collections/shop-products/products/sacred-souls

Right now, 5500 portraits of forgotten souls sit alone in a cold, dark storage locker, wondering if their lives ever mat...
07/11/2020

Right now, 5500 portraits of forgotten souls sit alone in a cold, dark storage locker, wondering if their lives ever mattered.

You can change that by opening up your heart and belonging to our collector's circle...for as little as a $1-a day! Give their souls the peace they always wanted and a final resting place in your home.

Angels, click here for more info: https://anactofdog.org/pages/own-a-dog-portrait-from-the-5500

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Mollie W.:"Guardian of the 5500 - I am humbled to have my portraits. I will proudly display the...
07/11/2020
5500 Shelter Dog Portraits

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Mollie W.:

"Guardian of the 5500 - I am humbled to have my portraits. I will proudly display them along with my other prints and my two portraits of my own dogs. Mark and Marina Barone are two genuine animal lovers. I give 5 stars."

https://anactofdog.org/products/an-original-dog-painting-private-collectors-circle

Buy it now or... For 6-easy pays, click the SUBSCRIBE button below. So low... it's near a $1 per day! 6 Easy Pays : $43.00 USD - monthly

ONLY 6 LEFT - LIMITED EDITION 100: Lennox's story stole everyone's heart across the world, and people protested to keep ...
07/11/2020

ONLY 6 LEFT - LIMITED EDITION 100: Lennox's story stole everyone's heart across the world, and people protested to keep him alive. Sadly, his life was put in the hands of inhumane council members and dog wardens, who lied and chose to kill him. BSL is killing dogs across the world, and it is up to us to come together to save them. Lennox's sacred soul lives on through all of us, asking us to lead the way for a worldwide ban on Breed Specific Legislation, (BSL).
ORDER: https://anactofdog.org/collections/shop-products/products/lennox

Pit Bull Dogs make the greatest companions and are a wonderful family dog. Sadly, they are being killed by the millions ...
07/11/2020

Pit Bull Dogs make the greatest companions and are a wonderful family dog. Sadly, they are being killed by the millions in shelters and discriminated against, around the world, under the heinous, breed-specific legislation (BSL) law that bans or restricts certain types of dogs based on their appearance. SHOPPING AND SHARING HELPS US CONTINUE OUR WORK!
https://anactofdog.org/collections/pit-bull-dog-prints

Capture your Best Friend Forever. Have Master Painter and acclaimed PBS featured artist Mark Barone paint your best frie...
07/11/2020

Capture your Best Friend Forever. Have Master Painter and acclaimed PBS featured artist Mark Barone paint your best friend and let their memory live on forever!

Also, if you have lost your Best Friend we can incorporate their ashes into the work. NOW for a limited time we are giving 30% off 12" x 12" portrait sizes! 100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE PORTRAITS GO TO CHARITY., SHOPPING AND SHARING HELPS US CONTINUE OUR WORK!
https://anactofdog.org/collections/animal-portraits

07/11/2020

In his studio, artist Mark Barone sets out to paint 5,500 portraits of the dogs he has discovered are euthanized every day in America. He painted 1400 days straight and during his journey he inspires students to use their creativity to save shelter animals! FULL 30 MIN. PBS DOCUMENTARY: https://www.pbs.org/video/an-act-of-dog-o1fr7v/

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Michaela H.:"Cannot Go Wrong - I received a portrait of "Steve McQueen". The portrait is phenom...
07/10/2020
5500 Shelter Dog Portraits

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Michaela H.:

"Cannot Go Wrong - I received a portrait of "Steve McQueen". The portrait is phenomenal. I have Steve positioned where I see him first thing on coming home. I swear you can see his soul in his eyes.

I am so impressed with these portraits that I ordered 2 - one of my dog who just passed and another for my sister of her lab who passed in 2019. These are priceless!
"

https://anactofdog.org/products/an-original-dog-painting-private-collectors-circle

Buy it now or... For 6-easy pays, click the SUBSCRIBE button below. So low... it's near a $1 per day! 6 Easy Pays : $43.00 USD - monthly

If your dogs could speak...Imagine if your dogs, both past and present, could speak. Wouldn't they want you to honor the...
07/09/2020

If your dogs could speak...

Imagine if your dogs, both past and present, could speak. Wouldn't they want you to honor their lives by making sure all of the 5500 forgotten shelter dogs are remembered, honored, and their portraits, given a special place in your loving home?

You know they'd care. I mean, really care, and would want to know that, through you, they could help all the dogs who never experienced love as they did. So, today, I invite you to give your dogs a legacy of love that will carry their wishes and impact for a long time to come by belonging to our 5500 collector's circle.

We live 72+ yrs. Your dogs live 7-20 yrs. Shelter dogs live 72 hours!

Supporting our charity unites us with your dogs so, together, we impact the outcome of tomorrow's forgotten dogs and let love be their fate.

5500 Collector's Circle: https://anactofdog.org/pages/own-a-dog-portrait-from-the-5500

Honor one on your wall for near a $1-a-day and use our 6-easy pays! We'll send you an album of portraits to choose from or you can give us your preferences and we'll find the perfect pup portrait for your home.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from laura B.:"amazing challenge  - I feel great to now own a tiny part of the amazing work and job ...
07/09/2020
5500 Shelter Dog Portraits

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from laura B.:

"amazing challenge - I feel great to now own a tiny part of the amazing work and job Mark Baron did to make people aware of the shelter problem. Rescue and animal shelters are overwhelmed but the cure is not killing the cure is closing down puppy shops and working with rescue. So much more artwork anyone who loves dogs has to go look."

https://anactofdog.org/products/an-original-dog-painting-private-collectors-circle

Buy it now or... For 6-easy pays, click the SUBSCRIBE button below. So low... it's near a $1 per day! 6 Easy Pays : $43.00 USD - monthly

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Berry, K.:"“Bully” Portrait - Absolutely beautiful piece, I am honored to keep the memory alive...
07/08/2020
5500 Shelter Dog Portraits

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Berry, K.:

"“Bully” Portrait - Absolutely beautiful piece, I am honored to keep the memory alive of this innocent soul who never experienced the love every dog deserves. I would encourage others to open their home to a member of this collection, a forever home."

https://anactofdog.org/products/an-original-dog-painting-private-collectors-circle

Buy it now or... For 6-easy pays, click the SUBSCRIBE button below. So low... it's near a $1 per day! 6 Easy Pays : $43.00 USD - monthly

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from LINDA Y.:"Give a dog a home - I got a stunning portrait of Negrita, a beautiful, soulful dog, w...
07/05/2020
5500 Shelter Dog Portraits

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from LINDA Y.:

"Give a dog a home - I got a stunning portrait of Negrita, a beautiful, soulful dog, who was needlessly killed in a shelter, simply because she didn't get a home. Too many people buy from breeders, when they should rescue a sweet, deserving dog. This portrait reaches right into my soul and pulls my heart out. I see the love and care in each brushstroke to capture the very essence of Negrita (which name means darling or sweetheart) of the very talented Mark Barone. Negrita's eyes beg for a home. And now she has one with me."

https://anactofdog.org/products/an-original-dog-painting-private-collectors-circle

Buy it now or... For 6-easy pays, click the SUBSCRIBE button below. So low... it's near a $1 per day! 6 Easy Pays : $43.00 USD - monthly

07/04/2020

In his studio, artist Mark Barone sets out to paint 5,500 portraits of the dogs he has discovered are euthanized every day in America. He painted 1400 days straight and during his journey he inspires students to use their creativity to save shelter animals! FULL 30 MIN. PBS DOCUMENTARY: https://www.pbs.org/video/an-act-of-dog-o1fr7v/

Capture your Best Friend Forever. Have Master Painter and acclaimed PBS featured artist Mark Barone paint your best frie...
07/04/2020

Capture your Best Friend Forever. Have Master Painter and acclaimed PBS featured artist Mark Barone paint your best friend and let their memory live on forever!

Also, if you have lost your Best Friend we can incorporate their ashes into the work. NOW for a limited time we are giving 30% off 12" x 12" portrait sizes! 100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE PORTRAITS GO TO CHARITY., SHOPPING AND SHARING HELPS US CONTINUE OUR WORK!
https://anactofdog.org/collections/animal-portraits

Right now, 5500 portraits of forgotten souls sit alone in a cold, dark storage locker, wondering if their lives ever mat...
07/03/2020

Right now, 5500 portraits of forgotten souls sit alone in a cold, dark storage locker, wondering if their lives ever mattered.

You can change that by opening up your heart and belonging to our collector's circle...for as little as a $1-a day! Give their souls the peace they always wanted and a final resting place in your home.

Angels, click here for more info: https://anactofdog.org/pages/own-a-dog-portrait-from-the-5500

Right now, 5500 portraits of forgotten souls sit alone in a cold, dark storage locker, wondering if their lives ever mat...
07/03/2020

Right now, 5500 portraits of forgotten souls sit alone in a cold, dark storage locker, wondering if their lives ever mattered.

You can change that by opening up your heart and belonging to our collector's circle...for as little as a $1-a day! Give their souls the peace they always wanted and a final resting place in your home.

Angels, click here for more info: https://anactofdog.org/pages/own-a-dog-portrait-from-the-5500

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Mindy B.:"Beautiful art - I am so pleased to have bought two oil paintings. They sre magnificen...
07/02/2020
5500 Shelter Dog Portraits

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Mindy B.:

"Beautiful art - I am so pleased to have bought two oil paintings. They sre magnificently done with all details captured. They make you feel. The look in these beautiful dogs' eyes makes my heart sink, knowing that they were at one time someone pets and that "Pooch" was on the older side and "Randall" was a goof ball. That we as a society fail all shelter dogs who are simply killed because there are not enough homes for dogs that enter the shelter system. Well now, these two beautiful dogs Pooch and Randall now have a permanent home. Thank you. "

https://anactofdog.org/products/an-original-dog-painting-private-collectors-circle

Buy it now or... For 6-easy pays, click the SUBSCRIBE button below. So low... it's near a $1 per day! 6 Easy Pays : $43.00 USD - monthly

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Stephanie C.:"The atmosphere of this piece is amazing - It is beautiful, I'm so glad that I saw...
07/01/2020
Going Home - Giclée Dog Print

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Stephanie C.:

"The atmosphere of this piece is amazing - It is beautiful, I'm so glad that I saw this and ordered it. Thank you so much."

https://anactofdog.org/products/going-home-print

Our "Going Home" dog painting is a fine art reproduction (not an inferior poster) as a Giclée Print. It symbolizes hope and compassion for all of our companion animals left abandoned in homes or on the streets, dumped at shelters, or taken in by rescue groups. The light represents the heart of all ...

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Kristen T.:"5500 shelter dog portraits - I purchased one of your paintings. I was fortunate eno...
06/30/2020
5500 Shelter Dog Portraits

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Kristen T.:

"5500 shelter dog portraits - I purchased one of your paintings. I was fortunate enough to give “Elvis” a home amongst my 6 hounds. I feel honored to have him here, and have given him a well lit space over my sofa. He probably never saw the inside of a house in his life, but he has one now. Thank you for the work that you do to shed light on the human failure to these dogs. I am proud to have donated to your cause, and would happily do so again.
"

https://anactofdog.org/products/an-original-dog-painting-private-collectors-circle

Buy it now or... For 6-easy pays, click the SUBSCRIBE button below. So low... it's near a $1 per day! 6 Easy Pays : $43.00 USD - monthly

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Deanne S.:"Such an honor  - The portrait selected for me was Montego, a handsome block-head typ...
06/29/2020
5500 Shelter Dog Portraits

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Deanne S.:

"Such an honor - The portrait selected for me was Montego, a handsome block-head type dog that needed to be seen. So he could know kindness.

Mark Barone saw him, and painted him in September 2014. I do not know if Montego ever made it out alive from the shelter, but I do know unveiling his portrait and giving it a home has brought some dignity to his life.

I also appreciated the personalized note from Mark. Thank you for caring. Montego’s portrait is beautiful."

https://anactofdog.org/products/an-original-dog-painting-private-collectors-circle

Buy it now or... For 6-easy pays, click the SUBSCRIBE button below. So low... it's near a $1 per day! 6 Easy Pays : $43.00 USD - monthly

Right now, 5500 portraits of forgotten souls sit alone in a cold, dark storage locker, wondering if their lives ever mat...
06/27/2020

Right now, 5500 portraits of forgotten souls sit alone in a cold, dark storage locker, wondering if their lives ever mattered.

You can change that by opening up your heart and belonging to our collector's circle...for as little as a $1-a day! Give their souls the peace they always wanted and a final resting place in your home.

Angels, click here for more info: https://anactofdog.org/pages/own-a-dog-portrait-from-the-5500

ONLY 4 LEFT. Our "Sacred Souls" is a stunning, fine art reproduction (not an inferior poster) as a Giclée Print, with 83...
06/27/2020

ONLY 4 LEFT. Our "Sacred Souls" is a stunning, fine art reproduction (not an inferior poster) as a Giclée Print, with 83 gorgeous dog portraits that include lots of different breeds from our 5500 wall of compassion project. It's dog art with heart! SHOPPING AND SHARING HELPS US CONTINUE OUR WORK! ORDER HERE: https://anactofdog.org/collections/shop-products/products/sacred-souls

06/27/2020

In his studio, artist Mark Barone sets out to paint 5,500 portraits of the dogs he has discovered are euthanized every day in America. He painted 1400 days straight and during his journey he inspires students to use their creativity to save shelter animals! 30 MIN. PBS DOCUMENTARY: https://www.pbs.org/video/an-act-of-dog-o1fr7v/

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Penny H.:"Meaningful and Beautiful  - Queen arrived the week before last. She is finally home- ...
06/27/2020
5500 Shelter Dog Portraits

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star review from Penny H.:

"Meaningful and Beautiful - Queen arrived the week before last. She is finally home- where she is with a loving family. Mark Barone’s work is important and I hope It moves people to make changes with irresponsible breeding and that pets are Not throw away items after the cuteness has worn off. Thank you Mark for being courageous to capture these beautiful souls before they graced our planet. You are angel."

https://anactofdog.org/products/an-original-dog-painting-private-collectors-circle

Buy it now or... For 6-easy pays, click the SUBSCRIBE button below. So low... it's near a $1 per day! 6 Easy Pays : $43.00 USD - monthly

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"Artists have a powerful medium for reporting on the consciousness of our current civilization and can paint visual records of the unpalatable realities of our time. The aim is to move the viewer to feel those realities and engage them in a dialogue towards recovering our lost humanity." ~ AAOD

Seeking Animal Angels! Right now, 5500 portraits of forgotten souls sit alone in a cold, dark storage locker, wondering if their lives ever mattered.

You can change that by opening up your heart & home and belonging to our collector's circle...for as little as a $1-a day!

Angels, click here for more info: https://anactofdog.org/pag…/own-a-dog-portrait-from-the-5500


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In his studio, artist Mark Barone sets out to paint 5,500 portraits of the dogs he has discovered are euthanized every day in America. He painted 1400 days straight and during his journey he inspires students to use their creativity to save shelter animals! 30 MIN. PBS DOCUMENTARY: https://www.pbs.org/video/an-act-of-dog-o1fr7v/
Mark Barone, A kind family member would like to make a donation by personal check to An Act of Dog. What is the mailing address? Thank you Mark
Art should stir the heart, pinch the conscience and make humanity realize that all life is family...some woof, some speak in different languages, some talk in birdsong, some bleat, some nicker, but all life is important and sacred and must be allowed to live out their natural lives surrounded by respect, kindness, compassion......one earth, one family!
From Costa Rica...Happy Holidays to both of you; thank you for all you do/give on behalf of the animals♥
Hi! What is the timeframe for a custom dog portrait? THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!
❗️ Please sign and share this NEW petition ❗️ ⚠️This is the ONLY official petition that triggers consideration of a government debate on Breed Specific Legislation ⚠️ WE NEED ALL DOGS FREE FROM THE BANNED BREED LIST. Following on from the recent EFRA enquiry into the Dangerous Dogs Act, we must keep pressure on for changes for dogs judged solely by how they look! Please help us get to 100k signatures. UK Citizens or anyone resident in the UK can sign. You MUST click on the confirmation mail for your signature to be valid. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/223784 💛 Thank you 💛 #borninnocent #endBSL
pleas can I gat that job of acting
Yesterday was able catch the story on PBS- of course was crying by the time it ended. I volunteer with a local rescue here in our small town of Pinedale Wy and we try to do as much as we can. Money isnt the answer, its a mindset. Thats where the money or more accurately, the lack of it, comes into play. We have taken in dogs a few years back from out of state, and this year we just rehomed 5. But I know we could do more if we could start out with a better playing field! But will keep doing what we can and just wanted to thank you for everything you are doing. I know its hard and sad.
This just arrived today. I am so happy I absolutely love it. Gracie and I thank you so much Mark Barone for all you do. The world is a much better place for having you and your extraordinary talent, artistry, and compassion in it.
Got back from vacation and Roxy was waiting patiently by the door as hoped she would be. What a great print. I've framed her and am now deciding the best place to put her. Thank-you for all that you do
Mark, I can not tell you how amazing this portrait of Chico is. I want to thank you for such an incredible piece and the studies are amazing as well. I am so happy that I get to see him again every day in this amazing piece you created. You nailed it, as you did with Ian, and I can not thank you enough. Thank you for all you do, for the dogs as well as for people.